Dr. Alexandre Monnin

Alexandre Monnin is Researcher at Inria (Wimmics team) where he previously initiated the French DBpedia project between 2011 and 2013 with the Ministry of Culture and Wikimedia France. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (summa cum laude). Since May 2013, he's also senior expert for Etalab, the Prime Minister Open Data agency of the French government.  He also co-founded the W3C "PhiloWeb" Community Group in 2012. His thesis (defended in April 2013) was dedicated to the Philosophy of the Web. He was previously Senior Consultant for UNESCO (IIEP, Paris), Fellow at IKKM (Bauhaus Universität) and Head of Web Research at the Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation of the Centre Pompidou.

He is also the co-editor of a special issue of the international journal Metaphilosophy in 2012 ("PhiloWeb: Toward a philosophy of the Web"), republished in an extended version by Wiley-Blackwell in 2013 under the title Philosophical engineering: toward a philosophy of the Web. In 2014, he published a special issue of the journal Intellectica entitled "Philosophy of the Web and Knowledge Engineering". He organizes the PhiloWeb conferences since 2010 and was one of the organizers of the ACM WebScience 2013 conference in Paris.